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Bug#569784: debootstrap: cannot build a clean Lenny chroot anymore

Package: debootstrap
Version: 1.0.10lenny1
Severity: important

Hash: SHA1

Today, while trying to build a clean Lenny chroot using pbuilder, I noticed that
debootstrap complained of failure to configure packages, mentioning that it will
try 5 times before completely giving up.

Instead, what happens is that the host becomes unresponsive and has to be force-
rebooted (ACPI reset button).

So, this bug is two-fold:

1) no longer able to build a Lenny chroot (I tried with and without adding the 
security updates repository, in /etc/pbuilderrc - fails in both cases).

2) failure to configure the base system and trying 5 more times pulls an insane
amount of system resources that brings the build host to its knees.

While I realize that Squeeze is getting closer to a release, it's still necessary 
to be able to create Lenny chroots e.g. to build backports and security releases,
so I can only hope that the Debian-boot team can fix this.


- -- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (900, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i586)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-dbe61 (PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=fi_FI.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fi_FI.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages debootstrap depends on:
ii  binutils            2.18.1~cvs20080103-7 The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  wget                1.11.4-2+lenny1      retrieves files from the web

debootstrap recommends no packages.

debootstrap suggests no packages.

- -- no debconf information

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


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